Chobe Game Lodge

Maun, Botswana

The hotel

The only permanent game lodge located within the Chobe National Park, Chobe Game Lodge is an absolute must for any traveller looking to explore this world famous game park. In an incredible setting, the lodge boasts the 250m long ‘Chobe Deck of Fame’ boardwalk which overlooks the Chobe River, allowing you unrestricted viewing of elephants, hippos, lions and more as they come down to the river bank to drink. The area is known for its large concentration of elephants which congregate in large herds and often swim across the river in the summer months, creating scenes you could only ever dream of! Other members of the 'Big Five' are also prolific, get up even closer on a quiet electric powered game drive vehicle or enjoy a unique view from one of the lodge’s electric boats – making the lodge the first electric-powered safari operator in Africa. The river safaris are particularly special and elephants are almost guaranteed but for a romantic evening, try the sunset cruise! Close to Livingstone and a great place to end your holiday or as a safari option from Victoria Falls, your time here will be unforgettable. Beautifully decorated and newly refurbished with graceful high arches and barrel-vault ceilings, the atmosphere is one of spaciousness and tranquillity. It was even good enough for Elizabeth Taylor, as a frequent guests she even married Richard Burton here is 1975. There’s a large swimming pool to relax by and a riverside BOMA around which to enjoy traditional entertainment. African bliss.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the banks of the Chobe River, in the north east of Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Transfer time from Kasane Airport: 45 minutes. Transfer time from Livingstone and the Victoria Falls: approximately 2 hours.

Hotel information

44 rooms, consisting of 39 standard, 1 family and 4 suites. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private patio, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Standard Rooms are river-facing with 1 doube bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, all soft drinks and local brand alcoholic beverages with one complimentary mini-bar per day. Two scheduled activities per day. National Park entrance fees and complimentary return airport transfers for scheduled flights. Laundry services.

Riverside BOMA, dining terrace and open air patio. 2 bars. Game activities in 4x4 vehicles or on a river boat safari. Sundowner cruises are also available. Large deck for game viewing. Swimming pool. Gym. Massage room*. Library. Curio shop. Traditional evening entertainment. Laundry facility.

3 night itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone to Chobe
Pick up at Livingstone airport or your hotel for the road and boat transfer to Chobe Game Lodge. Afternoon game activity. (D)
Day 2-3: Chobe Game Lodge
Daily game activities in Chobe. (B/L/D)
Day 4: Chobe Game Lodge to Livingstone
Morning road and boat transfer to Livingstone airport (a visa will be required for re-entry into Zambia) or your chosen hotel. Alternatively add a Botswana safari. (B)

Inclusions:

-3 nights accommodation
-All meals
-3 scheduled activities per day
-All soft drinks and local brand beverages
-Complimentary mini-bar at Chobe Game Lodge
-National Park Entrance Fees
-Laundry services
-Medical evacuation
-Scheduled road transfers as specified above

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating EVERYTHING was a highlight. Trip of a lifetime

May 10, 2019 beefay Dunedin, New Zealand

This place is simply amazing on every level. From its magical location, to the comfort, luxury and magnificent design of the accommodation, and last, but best, the incredible, impeccable and welcoming service of every single staff member. The dinner experience is magnificent, with a different outside location chosen each night and the balmy… Read more
This place is simply amazing on every level. From its magical location, to the comfort, luxury and magnificent design of the accommodation, and last, but best, the incredible, impeccable and welcoming service of every single staff member. The dinner experience is magnificent, with a different outside location chosen each night and the balmy evenings, with animal sounds in the distance is truly fabulous. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent First Stop in Botswana

May 5, 2019 heathertazalla

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon and thought Chobe Game Lodge was the perfect introduction to safari in Botswana (we moved on to the delta afterwards). Our room was amazing - we were upgraded to a two bedroom suite with a private plunge pool - which was perfect for spending down time between boating and drives. If you are choosing… Read more
We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon and thought Chobe Game Lodge was the perfect introduction to safari in Botswana (we moved on to the delta afterwards). Our room was amazing - we were upgraded to a two bedroom suite with a private plunge pool - which was perfect for spending down time between boating and drives. If you are choosing between lodges in Chobe, its important to know that this is one of very few lodges (if not the only lodge) in the area that sits within the park boundaries - other lodges have to drive 30-45 minutes each way just to get in and out of the park for game drives. The boat cruises were even more fun than the game drives and offered a very interesting perspective of watching the animals. While this is a larger lodge (40 rooms), the experience still felt personalized. Would return here gladly and recommend the Chobe Game Lodge to everyone. Read less
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May 4, 2019 Mjaespe Whitewater, Colorado

Our first game lodge and what a treat! Beautiful spot on Chobe River. Gourmet & unusual menu served by very attentive staff. We skipped a meal & were chided the next morning! Kedi was excellent guide - my favorite was when she spotted dung beetles in the road! (Fascinating - look them up). We managed to leave shirts in closet, told our next… Read more
Our first game lodge and what a treat! Beautiful spot on Chobe River. Gourmet & unusual menu served by very attentive staff. We skipped a meal & were chided the next morning! Kedi was excellent guide - my favorite was when she spotted dung beetles in the road! (Fascinating - look them up). We managed to leave shirts in closet, told our next place and they arrived the next day by plane! Washed & pressed! Outstanding! Rooms comfortable, grounds beautiful, both river and driving game tours each day, lots to see - we were up close with elephants, watched a monitor lizard eat a crab & a cormorant swallow a fish - brutal but what a window into Africa! Chobe was a perfect place to start our Botswana adventure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Chobe Game Lodge is like "shangrila"!

Apr 24, 2019 Pugwash7

I could hardly believe what I had walked into. Chobe Game Lodge is in a delightful location on the banks of the Chobi River. The Lodge is exquisite in its décor, amenities and ambiance. Staff are also delightful, polite, charming, friendly, helpful and professional. Our late afternoon and sunset river safari was terrific and our full-day safari… Read more
I could hardly believe what I had walked into. Chobe Game Lodge is in a delightful location on the banks of the Chobi River. The Lodge is exquisite in its décor, amenities and ambiance. Staff are also delightful, polite, charming, friendly, helpful and professional. Our late afternoon and sunset river safari was terrific and our full-day safari was an adventure; both were excellently led by a competent and helpful guide. My wife and I just wished we had an extra day to enjoy the Lodge more as it is a worthy for a week's holiday in its own right. Read less
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Apr 23, 2019 nanric48 Hartford, Connecticut

Chobe Game Lodge is nothing short of fabulous! I cannot say one negative thing!! Rooms are stunning, ambience superlative, decor beyond lovely, staff excellent! The safari guides are all women who are extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. A++ experience!!